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platform car

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noun
  1. a railroad freight car having no enclosing sides or top; a flatcar.

Origin of platform car

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for platform car

Historical Examples

  • On the platform-car he found the soldiers and their commander, sitting silent and unconcerned as before.

    Stories by American Authors, Volume 6

    Various


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